Gable Sloan Fund for Increased Academic Opportunity
Meet Gable, she is launching the Gable Sloan Fund for Increased Academic Opportunity to be invested in the Foundation’s endowment generating income that will be distributed annually through grants that provide a strategic investment for lifting up our most vulnerable students.
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Larry has been a State Farm agent since 1970. His mission is to help the people in Northwest Arkansas manage the insurance risks of everyday life. Supporting Fayetteville Public Schools and the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation provides a perfect way to enhance the excellent educational experience our students receive. By funding grant requests for items […] Read More
“Over three decades of practice in Fayetteville, Stanton has seen his once-tiny practice grow into a large family business. When the business opened in 1971, he was the only vet, on call 24 hours a day. His wife, Susie, was the receptionist and office manager. Now, he has two hospitals and five full-time vets on […] Read More
We at the Foundation want to say a great big THANK YOU to the Cow Paddy Run for hosting such a successful event by bringing the community together and supporting public education in Fayetteville Schools. With close to 700 participants, this was their biggest run yet! Way to go Cow Paddy!Read More
To be considered for the 2014 Hall of Honor, please have your nominations to the Foundation office by March 31, 2014. Nominations will be considered for a minimum of 5 years, and may be updated as needed on a yearly basis. 2014 Nomination Form The Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor is a program sponsored by the […] Read More
Larry and Nancy Bittle recognized the potential of Fayetteville Public education Foundation from the very beginning. They have always been eager to assist in creating opportunities for our teachers and children.
The Bittles have gone above and beyond in their dedication to Fayetteville schools. They are Decade Donors, Larry is a Hall of Honor inductee and served as a school board member, and Nancy has served almost six years on the FPEF board and was the president in 2014-15. The Larry Bittle Insurance Agency is a sponsor for Hall of Honor and the Celebration of Excellence. They are passionate about assisting teachers to use innovative methods to better appeal to students, and encourage them to find excitement in learning.
The Bittles have both a personal and professional interest in the Fayetteville Public Schools. Their children all graduated from Fayetteville schools, and have five grandsons that will attend. Larry has operated the Larry Bittle Insurance Agency for 46 years, and strongly believes excellent schools create a successful business community, as well as attracting new families. Fayetteville Public Education Foundation is honored to highlight Larry and Nancy Bittle for their years of dedication to our public school system.
Don Deweese is no stranger to education.
He is not only a graduate of FHS but retired after 34 years of employment as a teacher, librarian, and district library supervisor with the Fayetteville Public Schools. However, what is most dear to his heart is his wife, Marty Thurlby Deweese, and her dedication to foreign language. In 1985, a fund was established in her honor to help FHS students travel abroad. After her passing in 1987, family and friends grew the fund and established the Marty Thurlby Deweese Study Abroad Grant in her memory.
The vision for the scholarship is to encourage: the study of foreign language, the exploration of other cultures, understanding of other peoples, awareness of ourselves as world citizens, and foreign travel. Since the scholarship’s inception over forty FHS students have been provided the opportunity to travel around the world to places ranging from Italy to South Africa to Japan. Each scholar has been exposed to a new language, tradition, and culture; experiences that will last a lifetime.